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Life Achievement Honour to Shriniwas Shreekant – An intelectual mind among the Cedars

Life Achievement Honour to Shriniwas Shreekant – An intelectual mind among the Cedars

The Himalaya Sahitya, Sanskriti Avam Paryavaran Manch has decided to honour by conferring “Life Achievement Honour” to a renowned senior poet and critic Shriniwas Shreekant for his distinguished contributions over the whole career in the field of Hindi literature. This has been disclosed by Shri S.R. Harnot, author and Chairman of the Manch to day

Himachal girl wins ‘Indian Princess’ beauty pageant

Himachal girl wins ‘Indian Princess’ beauty pageant

By : Mohan Verma Himachal Pradesh girl Ms. Chandni Sharma has won the prestigious ‘Indian Princess 2014′ title in Mumbai after defeating contestants from 20 states, said Ms. Varsha Rane, promoter of the Indian Princess and Indian Princess International beauty pageants. Ms. Chandni, who is now touring her home state along with the promoters is

Lalita Kanwar confers with CBSE national award

Bringing laurels to the institution and making the entire city proud, Mrs. Lalita Kanwar, principal of La Montessori Public School (LMS) has been awarded with CBSE National Award by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) at a function organised in IIC (India International Centre), Lodi Estate New Delhi on 4th September. The award was

The Dham – A Famous Traditional Festive Meal.

The Dham – A Famous Traditional Festive Meal.

By: Isha Sharma Himachali food varies from region to region. The cuisine of Himachal Pradesh is largely based on the climate and topography of the state. While the everyday meal is the usual dal-chawal-subzi-roti, special dishes are cooked during festive occasions. Amongst festive food, the traditional meal, Dham (lunch served in traditional occasions) finds instant

Dharamshala stands in solidarity over Tibetan self-immolations

Dharamshala stands in solidarity  over Tibetan self-immolations

Thousand of Tibetans, locals and tourists turned up for a protest candle march at Mcleodganj in memory of the victims of the recent self-immolations in Tibet. The brutal repression of the Chinese regime has again came into limelight with 33 year old Rechok setting herself on fire in Eastern Tibet leading to her death. The

Sanjeev Rattan wins National Film Award for best Dogri film

Sanjeev Rattan wins National Film Award for best Dogri film

Sanjeev Rattan, a resident from Khaniara, a village near Dharamshala will be awarded with Rajat Kamal, national film award on 3rd May by President of India. Sanjeev is being conferred with the national award for his Dogri feature film Dil Ch Basya Koi and Hindi short film Panchakki. According to the National Film Awards website,Dil

Remains of an ancient civilization found in Himachal

Director of State Language, Art and Culture Department, Rakesh Kanwar told Himvani that remains of an ancient civilization were recovered by the villagers during road construction by Border Road organizations(BRO) in Chhitkul village in Kinnuar district. Mr Mukesh Kumar Negi, the Pradhan of Chhitkul village, confirmed that they found pieces of clay pottery, a copper

Exhibition of Kangra paintings in London from 20th March

Exhibition of Kangra paintings in London from 20th March

A new generation of artists being trained in the traditional school of Kangra Art will now get an opportunity to exhibit their works in Mayfair – in the heart of London. Starting on the 20th of March, the paintings – produced by a new crop of artists from the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh –

Vanishing gods of Himachal

Vanishing gods of Himachal

By: Kishori Lal Mandi (Oct 26): There seems to be no letup in thefts of rare idols, statutes, wooden masks and other antiques from Himachal Pradesh as the loot continues while the state government and law enforcing agencies maintain a stoic silence over the matter. The recovery of three 500-year-old ashtdhatu idols here recently has

शिमला के जाखू में 108 फीट के हनुमान

शिमला के जाखू में 108 फीट के हनुमान

सुरेश कुमार शिमलाः देवभूमि हिमाचल की राजधानी शिमला के ऐतिहासिक जाखू मंदिर में इन दिनों बजरंगबली हनुमान की विशालकाय मूर्ति का निर्माण कार्य चल रहा है। दिल्ली के नंदा ट्रस्ट द्वारा बनाई जा रही इस मूर्ति की कुल ऊंचाई 108 फीट होगी और मौसम साफ होने पर यह 25 किलोमीटर की दूरी से दिखना आरंभ

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